Heinrich Geyser, SV/PROG (c.1720 - 1809) MP

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Nicknames: "Hendrik"
Birthplace: Lengerich, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Death: Died
Managed by: Judith Susanna Hendrika 5 Marais, b2c1d6e5f2g7h7i12j2
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BIOGRAPHY: Heinrich Geyser (ook genoem Keijser, Jeijser, Jeser, Tijser) was afkomstig van Lengerich of Limperich in Duitsland en het as matroos in diens H.O.I.K. voor die jaar 1750 in die Kaap geland. Hy was vanaf 1753 tot 1754 'n junior seilmaker. In 1754 of 1755 is hy waarskynlik gerapatrieer, maar hy het in 1756 saam met sy broer Frederick teruggekeer en sy ambag as seilmaker voortgesit. Frederick is nooit getroud nie, Maar Hendrik het sy seun na hom vernoem, vandaar die naam Frederick saam met die naam van die Stamvader, Hendrik, die familienaam word. In 1762 het hy burger geword, maar twee jaar later as senior seilmaker weer in diens van die Kompanjie getree. Hy het vir die tweede burger geword in 1768.

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GEYSER HEINRICH (S in CJ 1301: 145), also called JEYSER, JESER, KEYSER, TYSER. - Lengerich or Limperich. Sa. 1750-52, junior sailmaker 1753-54, probably repatriated 1754 or 1755, returned to the Cape as junior sailmaker 1756, b. 1762, re-entered Comp.'s service 1764 as senior sailmaker, b. again 1768. -~ 5.8.1759 Judith de Wit (illeg. d. of Fredrik de Wit and Dina v. Deventer, bapt. 2.12.1742). 9 children. (GMR 1750-54, 1758-61, 1765-68; Rqq. 1762: 167; 1768-70: 20; G.R. nr. 376.) H.G. had an illeg. daughter, Helena, by Angenita of the C., bapt. 21.3.1756.

- Dr. J. Hoge, Personalia of the Germans at the Cape, 1652-1806, Archives Year Book for South African History (Cape Town: Government Printer, Union of South Africa, 1946)

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1720
1720
Lengerich, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1756
1756
Age 36
1759
August 5, 1759
Age 39
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Age 40
1763
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1764
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1768
1768
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1768
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Age 52